How to Make Cherry Chocolate Kisses | Pak Ladies

How to Make Cherry Chocolate Kisses

Cherry Chocolate Kisses

Shared by Marium Hamid

Servings: 36 cookies


  1. Unsalted butter – 1 cup softened, but still cool
  2. Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  3. Salt – 1/8 tsp
  4. Maraschino cherry “juice” – 2 tsp
  5. Almond extract – 1/4 tsp
  6. All-purpose flour – 2 1/4 cups
  7. Maraschino cherries, chopped – 1/2 cup
  8. Granulated sugar – for sprinkling the cookies
  9. Milk chocolate kisses – 36 unwrapped


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute.
  • Reduce the speed to the lowest setting and slowly add the powdered sugar and salt.
  • Add the cherry juice and the almond extract until combined.
  • With the mixer still on low, slowly add the flour, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Increase the mixer speed to medium and add the cherries.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, and place the balls on a baking sheet, approximately 2 inches apart.
  • Using your thumb, gently press each cookie in its center until the cookie is about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with a little granulated sugar.
  • Bake the cookies until the bottoms are lightly browned, about 14 minutes.
  • Once removed from the oven, immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie’s center.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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